How can you pray for the Zambia 2016 META?

Zambiateam Posted by zambia 2016 on Sun, 03 Jul 2016 | 8 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

One of the great things about any Mission Experience Team Abroad (META) with CMSI is the sense of community built up within the team and also the whole parish partnership model which underpins such a trip.

The team has been greatly blessed by the support we have received from friends, neighbours, family and strangers from right across the communities in which we live and work.

Over the next few weeks, this blog will hopefully give you an insight into the many things which we will encounter, the teaching God is doing with the team through the projects we will witness, the work which we will do and most importantly with the people we will meet.

As team leader, I’m excited to see how God will be working through this team and our encounters out in Zambia, as we walk together, as a team, with our partners and also with God out in Zambia.

Here are a few prayer pointers.

Please pray for:
~ Safety as we travel
~ Straight through all the red tape as we cross borders.
~ Good health and an abundance of energy and strength.
~ Protection from any and all danger.
~ God’s blessing in team ministry activities.
~ Great team dynamics
~ Restful sleep at night in unfamiliar surroundings.
~ Quick adjustments to cultural differences.
~ Flexibility as plans change for whatever reason.

The Big Question many people have been asking us is what are we doing – the short answer is lots! The Anglican Diocese in Northern Zambia is doing lots in communities right around the City of Kitwe. We’ve been invited out by Archbishop Albert Chama who is the Diocesan Bishop and also primate of Central Africa.

Included in the ‘lots’ – in no particular order – we’ll be getting to know the City of Kitwe, visiting churches and taking part in services, meeting youth ministry leaders, Mothers’ Union, Block Making on the site which will become a school for street kids, Kids’ projects, school projects, Theological Seminary, Team times, Meeting Diocesan Staff, visiting farm, helping setting up a library … to name but a few of the things that are already in the diary. Other things will include the team hosting various staff members and clergy for dinner, our own Bible study times, visiting peoples homes to name but a few other things.

Now that the bags are getting packed and the last few things that need sorted are being sorted – we look forward to letting you know the highlights and the stories from Zambia here on this blog!


The team name – which describes both our values and our hopes for what we’re doing is – Twende Chapamo which means ‘walking together’ – we hope to be able to walk together with God, our partners in mission and each other.

You can leave comments for the team below this post or you can contact us via the CMSI Offices.


Jane Moffatt said Mon, 04 Jul 2016 02:57PM
Have a wonderful time everyone. You are going to just love Zambia and the people. Travel blessings. I look forward to reading the blogs and messages.
Maureen McKeown said Wed, 06 Jul 2016 02:30PM
Hi I am Jaynes mum. I thank God for giving me such a special daughter. One who is devoted to the Lord and her one aim is to serve him. I am so pleased that she is going back to Africa to the place she loves dearly. I shall be praying for her and you all daily, and I know that as we serve the Lord he answers prayers always. So my thoughts go to you all. I praise God for what he is doing and we trust him to answer. We will rejoice and praise God for all that he has done. Every blessing, Your sister in Christ. Maureen.
Robert Ferris said Wed, 06 Jul 2016 02:47PM
Hi Maureen Great to hear from you ... We're all really looking forward to the trip - Thank you for your encouragement and your prayers. :-) looking forward to keeping you all up to speed with what is happening on the trip Regards Robert
Roger Thompson said Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:59AM
Muli Shani! We in the Belfast Office are praying for travelling mercies for all the group. Hope all goes well - please pass on greetings to all our friends in Kitwe especially Archbishop Albert.
Doris Dickison said Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:29PM
So thrilled that you have got this great opportunity, and especially thrilled that my brother, Richard, is part of this team. God be with each one of you on this part of your journey with Him and serving Him.
Pamela Wood said Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:10PM
Thinking of you all lots! By now you should be safely tucked up in bed in Adis! How exciting to be finally arriving in Zambia tomorrow! Rachel and I had a lovely walk with Wendy and Cleo this afternoon Abigail (and Richard)in beautiful sunshine!
Ian Jonas said Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:33AM
Thinking about intercessions this coming Sunday. You are there in the mix! The response I am using is CHRIST HAS DIED, CHRIST IS RISEN, CHRIST WILL COME AGAIN....may your time there be filled with these great truths. Ian
Margaret Everett said Sat, 09 Jul 2016 10:23AM
Morning all! From a very wet and overcast Cork. Hope you are settling in and adjusting well. There was an item about Zambia on BBC Radio 4 this morning - I listened extra attentively lol! Love to you all, M&P

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